Wheat Insects

wheat stem sawfly
wheat stem sawfly

Wheat Insects in 2016

September 1, 2016
The wheat stem sawfly continues to be the predominant insect in wheat and has now been verified in all Nebraska Panhandle counties as well as counties in southwest and south central Nebraska.

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Jeff Bradshaw
Jeff Bradshaw

Wheat Stem Sawfly Webcast Now Available

May 12, 2016

Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat,” a webcast by Jeff Bradshaw, extension entomologist at the Panhandle REC, is now available on the Plant Management Network.

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Photos of 3 wheat fields: with stripe rust, leaf rust, and healthy
(From left) Figure 1. A hot spot of stripe rust in a research plot at the ARDC near Mead on April 14. Figure 2. Leaf rust in a research plot at the ARDC near Mead on April 14. Figure 3. A healthy wheat field in Thayer County on April 13. (Figures 1-8 by Stephen Wegulo)

Stripe Rust & Aphids Confirmed in Nebraska Wheat

April 15, 2016
Wheat disease surveys on April 8 and April 12-14 found stripe rust and leaf rust at trace to low levels in south central and southeast Nebraska and in the Panhandle. Given the locations of outbreaks in Banner County this spring are the same as when the disease was identified in seedlings last fall, the two rusts may have overwintered. See more reports and management recommendations.

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